Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 Festive 50 Countdown Pt. 1 #50 - 26! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 28/13

It all comes to this, the year end countdown so big it takes two shows to air. Tonight the 2013 Festive 50 begins with #50-26.
We open the show with my personal single of the year from Childhood. With time left over at the end we featured a handful of other notable tracks from the year.

childhood - solemn skies
The 2013 Festive 50 Part 1 #50-26
#50 - lola colt - i get high if you get high
#49 - drenge - bloodsports
#48 - the shinies - boxing day
#47 - the kvb - lines
#46 - king krule - baby blue
#45 - temple songs - i can't look after you
#44 - loom - i get a taste
#43 - the wolfhounds - cheer up
#42 - teleman - steam train girl
#41 - young knives - we could be blood
#40 - london grammar - wasting my young years
#39 - drop out venus - death is screaming
#38 - glasvegas - if
#37 - yuck - memorial fields
#36 - no ceremony/// - heartbreaker
#35 - money - hold me forever
#34 - wolf alice - she
#33 - history of apple pie - you're so cool
#32 - savages - waiting for a sign
#31 - candy says - favourite flavour
#30 - vuvuvultures - deaf epic
#29 - chvrches - recover
#28 - theme park - jamaica
#27 - eagulls - nerve endings
#26 - manic street preachers - anthem for a lost cause

notable tracks for 2013

little boots - shake
the family bizarre - freeka
b.e.f. - didn't i blow your mind this time feat. green gartside
adding machine - ships to sink
kobadelta - underestimation
ellery james roberts - kerou's lament

Festive 50 Part One
Other Notable Tracks Part Two

Saturday, December 28, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for December 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. (NEVER STOP) HATING YOU ... The Manhattan Love Suicides (Squirrel)
2. NOBODY THERE / NEED YOU AROUND ... Veronica Falls (Beachy Head Recordings)
3. THE BASTARD BEAT EP ... Casual Sex (We Can Still Picnic)
4. M + D = 1(8) EP ... ChameloensVox (Blue Apple Music)
5. JOIN THE DOTS (LP) ... Toy (Heavenly Recordings)
6. MORE POWER TO LIVE ... Hatcham Social (O Genesis)
7. TOUGH LUCK / OPAQUE ... Eagulls (Partisan)
8. ENVY ... Breton (Believe Recordings)
9. ROOM WITH A VIEW ... Jubilee Courts (Stalkers Records)
10. A SUN FULL AND DROWNING (LP) ... Grass House (Marshal Teller)
11. DEEP WOUND ... Swervedriver (
12. LIGHTS (LP) ... The Fauns (Invada)
13. THE HIGHS AND LOWS ... Neils Children (Seventh Crow Records)
14. DRIPPING DOWN ... East India Youth (Stolen)
15. GOOD FOR ME / GET AWAY ... Circa Waves (Transgressive)
16. JACKSON ... Lola Colt (Black Tigress Records)
17. RUNAROUND ... The Fireworks (Shelflife Records)
18. CARRY ME ... Bombay Bicycle Club (Uni/Island)
19. FROM THE SEA TO THE LAND BEYOND (LP) ... British Sea Power (Rough Trade)
20. ALIENATION EP ... Morning Parade (SO Recordings)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for December 2013

Friday, December 27, 2013


This ended up being more for artists that didn't make the albums list. This includes singles, album tracks, b-sides, free downloads, etc.
I saw no point in having the albums and singles list looking identical.

1. Childhood - Solemn Skies
2. Temples - Colours To Life
3. Telegram - Follow
4. Veronica Falls - Nobody There
5. Daft Punk - Get Lucky
6. Is Tropical - Dancing Anymore
7. Casual Sex - Stroh 80
8. Peace - Wraith
9. Disclosure feat AlunaGeorge - White Noise
10. The Family Bizarre - Freeka
11. Pulp Vs Soulwax - After You
12. Chvrches - The Mother We Share
13. Drop Out Venus - Death Is Screaming
14. Eagulls - Nerve Endings
15. Arcade Fire - Reflektor
16. Camera Obscura - Do It Again
17. Ellery James Roberts - Kerou's Lament
18. Little Boots - Shake
19. Arctic Monkeys - Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High?
20. Adding Machine - Ships To Sink
21. Kobadelta - Underestimation
22. London Grammar – Wasting My Young Years
23. Romare - Your Love (You Give Me Fever)
24. Loom - I Get A Taste
25. East India Youth - Heaven, How Long
26. Drenge - Bloodsports
27. Clear - America
28. Lola Colt - I Get High If You Get High
29. Dark Bells - Want
30. B.E.F. - Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time (feat. Green Gartside)


As the Festive 50 approaches for the show I figured I let you know what my personal albums and singles are for the year. I didn't think I would be able to pick this many albums. But as I thought about what albums I really loved this year the list grew. This isn't about being obscure or being an indie snob, just about what albums I played over and over again throughout the year. I'm sure there will be some titles that you might not know and some might make you say "Really?" but that's what year end lists are all about. I'd love to know yours as well, comment or leave links. The singles list will follow in another post.

01. Silence Yourself by Savages
02. The Next Day by David Bowie
03. We Are The 21st Century Ambassadors Of Peace & Magic by Foxygen
04. Psychic by Darkside
05. MBV by My Bloody Valentine
06. Pearl Mystic by Hookworms
07. The Messenger by Johnny Marr
08. Bloodsports by Suede
09. No Ceremony by No Ceremony///
10. Settle by Disclosure
11. Slow Focus by Fuck Buttons
12. 6 Feet Beneath The Moon by King Krule
13. Grin by Traams
14. Right Thoughts Right Words Right Action by Franz Ferdinand
15. More Light by Primal Scream
16. Light Up Gold by Parquet Courts
17. Reflektor by Arcade Fire
18. Performance by Outfit
19. Join The Dots by Toy
20. Comfort by Maya Jane Coles
21. Waiting For Something To Happen by Veronica Falls
22. 180 by Palma Violets
23. Holy Fire by Foals
24. AM by Arctic Monkeys
25. Later... When The TV Turns To Static by Glasvegas
26. Understated by Edwyn Collins
27. Blackbird by Fat Freddy's Drop
28. Mas Fiestas Con El Grupo by Vision Fortune
29. Push The Sky Away by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
30. Overgrown by James Blake
31. Machineries Of Joy by British Sea Power
32. Dimly Lit by Neils Children
33. Body Music by Alunageorge
34. Shadow Of Heaven by Money
35. Sick Octave by Young Knives
36. You're Nothing by Iceage
37. Comedown Machine by The Strokes
38. If You Wait by London Grammar
39. Back To Land by Wooden Shjips
40. Electric Lady by Janelle Monáe
41. In Love by Peace
42. Ultramarine by Young Galaxy
43. Immaterial Visions by The KVB
44. Change Becomes Us by Wire
45. Bad Blood by Bastille
46. Folly by Kitchens Of Distinction
47. To The Happy Few by Medicine
48. Static by Cults
49. Revolutionary Suicide by Julian Cope
50. Soft Will by Smith Westerns

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Christmas Wrapping! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 21/13

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our families, friends and listeners!
Next week the 2013 Festive 50 kicks off with #50 - 26!

futureheads - christmas was better in the 80s
world of twist - this too shall pass away
girl one and the grease guns - jessica 6
a history of popular signs - western wind
summer camp - christmas wrapping
saint etienne - when i was seventeen (el perro del mar remix)
orbital - christmas chime
[strangers] - london lights
lvls - young & cruel
bastille - of the night
pete williams - interview pt 1
pete williams - black
pete williams - interview pt 2
pete williams - keaton's walk
the bureau - let him have it
dexy's midnight runners - respect
gang of four - what we all want
younghusband - i don't intend to spend christmas without you
swim deep - sycamore
peace - last christmas (wham! cover)
mark morriss - this is the lie (and that's the truth)
beats international - in the ghetto
stiff little fingers - strummerville

Joe Strummer Day Opening Show - His Influences
the rolling stones not fade away
chuck berry - sweet little rock 'n' roller
little richard - kansas city/hey hey hey
screamin' jay hawkins - frenzy
captain beefheart - frownland
john mayall's blues breakers - key to love
roy orbison - the clown
woody guthrie - don't you push me down
eddie cochran - twenty flight rock
beach boys - do it again (early version)
junior murvin - police & thieves
bob marley - redemption song

Due to building problems (electrical) the show does not start until 10:20pm.
Part One
Part Two

Sunday, December 15, 2013

From The Sea To The Land Beyond! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 14/13

Only one regular show remains until the annual Festive 50 countdown. The countdown SO big it takes two shows to complete. The first part, #50-26, will air Sat. Dec. 28, 2013 and the second part, #25-1 will air Sat. Jan. 4, 2014. See who had a big year on Cowboys & Indies. Who will be #1?
Next week, in the last part of the show, starting at midnight we will open the proceedings for the annual Joe Strummer Day here at CJAM. For 30 minutes we will look at Joe Strummer's musical influences as well as highlight the special programming for the day on CJAM.

the heartbreaks - christmas (baby please come home)
fanfarlo - 'til I die
swervedriver - deep wound
swervedriver - dub wound
mazes - notes between f & e
the night jars - maya
the ravens - let sleeping dogs lie (demo)
maximo park - leave this island
kaiser chiefs - misery company
cinerama - i wake up screaming
climbing boys - bone house
london grammar - nightcall (lg re-edit)
emika - wicked game
rosie lowe - right thing
space monkeys - only the good die young
lp session - the fauns "lights"
the fauns - ease down
the fauns - 4am
the fauns - let's go
british sea power - from the sea to the land beyond
grass house - a thousand generators
pete williams - reconsider this
bombay bicycle club - it's alright now
jimi goodwin - oh! whiskey
paradise - pray easy
tropic of youth - you
menace beach - fortune teller
manhattan love suicides - (never stop) hating you
the black tambourines - blackout
slowgun - next time
two skies - stars
stranglers - something better change
hookworms - what we talk about

Again and again or for the first time!
Part One
Part Two

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Up The Hill And Down The Slope! Show tracks for Sat. Dec. 7/13

Of course, the main news of the week was Nelson Mandela passing away at age 95. A hero to most including musicians, many of whom wrote songs about him and his life struggles for peace and equality for all. We open the show in honour of his memory with 2 songs written during his time in jail in South Africa. One may be the ultimate "struggle song" by Special AKA. The other, by Simple Minds, was written for his 70th birthday celebration and is in my opinion one of the most beautiful songs musically that they wrote. RIP Nelson Mandela

simple minds - mandela day
special a.k.a. - free nelson mandela
the manhattan love suicides - (never stop) hating you
primal scream - goodbye johnny
arctic monkeys - you're so dark
lola colt - jackson
jake bugg - what doesn't kill you
mogwai - the lord is out of control
eagulls - tough luck
throwing up - medicine
the rainband - world we seek
hatcham social - more power to live
mdnght - into the night
clean bandits - rather be feat jess glynne
metronomy - i'm aquarius
no ceremony - away from here feat james vincent mcmorrow
lp session - toy "join the dots"
toy - you won't be the same
toy - as we turn
toy - left to wonder
chameleons vox - sycophants
the sun and the moon - adam's song (pour fenella)
east india youth - dripping down
kitchens of distinction - tiny moments, tiny omens
white royal - embassy
morning parade - shake the cage
martha - sycamore
childhood - pinballs
casual sex - then again
the mighty lemon drops - something happens
the loft - up the hill and down the slope
the fireworks - runaround
white witches - secret club
traams - demons

Oops, you can do it again, or for the first time!
Part One
Part Two

Monday, December 2, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for November 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. ¡NO PASARÁN! ... The Heartbreaks (self released)
2. FOLLOW ... Telegram (GramGram Records)
3. SICK OCTAVE (LP) ... Young Knives (Gadzook Recordings)
4. ENDLESSLY ... Toy (Heavenly)
5. GARAGE RECORDINGS 01 + 02 EP ... Candy Says (self released)
6. STARS SHINE BRIGHT ... Paradise (Dirty Bingo)
7. STARS ARE OUR HOME (LP) ... Black Hearted Brother (Slumberland)
8. FUTURE VANISHES EP ... Rose Elinor Dougall (You Records/Tri-Tone)
9. ENTROPY PT.1 EP ... Man Without Country (Lost Balloon)
10. NO BLUES (LP) ... Los Campesinos! (Turnstile Music/Heart Swells)
11. DIVIDE & FALL ... The Wolfhounds (Odd Box Records)
12. MESMERISE ... Temples (Heavenly)
13. MINUTE MILE ... The Rifles (Cooking Vinyl)
14. GRAND UNION ... Arthur Beatrice (Polydor)
15. SEVEN HOURS ... The Fauns (Invada)
16. ENERGY YOU EP ... Roman Remains (HOT Records)
17. UNDERBANK HALL / QUICK RELEASE ... Backyards (Backyards)
19. BETWEEN TIMES ... Blessa (No Self Records)
20. PORCELAIN ... Snowbird (Bella Union)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for November 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

The Big Music - A St. Andrew's Day Celebration! Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 30/13

Tonight we alter the show a little to feature the best of the Scottish indie/alternative scene to celebrate St. Andrew's Day.
Found there were far to many bands to include in one show so I hope I played your favourite. Even got a few requests in.
Don't worry I didn't try my Scottish accent, because frankly, it sucks!
royal scots dragoon guards - scotland the brave
danny bhoy - bagpipes
the waterboys - the big music
travis - all i want to do is rock
josef k - sorry for laughing (postcard 7" version)
the supernaturals - the day before yesterdays man
strawberry switchblade - let her go
the pastels - speeding motorcycle
bill drummond - julian cope is dead (for mike d.)
the skids - into the valley
endgames - first, last for everything (club version) (for joakim)
spirea x - chlorine dream
the soup dragons - soft as your face
the bluebells - i'm falling
the blue nile - a walk across the rooftops
altered images - pinky blue
teenage fanclub - everything flows
the shop assistants - i don't want to be friends with you
primal scream - higher then the sun
trash can sinatras - circling the circumference
urusei yatsura - eastern youth
the orchids - underneath the window, underneath the sink
orange juice - felicity
mogwai - hassenheide
geneva - into the blue
the vaselines - oliver twisted
belle & sebastian - legal man
the jesus & mary chain - upside down
simple minds - new gold dream (81-82-83-84)
biff bang pow! - love's going out of fashion
jesse garon & the desperadoes - splashing along
cocteau twins - lorelei
the associates - party fears two (for craig m.)
camera obscura - do it again
lloyd cole & the commotions - lost weekend
captain america - flame on
aztec camera - oblivious
primal scream - velocity girl

To listen to the wee show again!
Part One
Part Two

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Ronco Revival Sound! Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 23/13

THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR! Despite the telly viewing today the show still managed somehow to be produced. We open the show with a special tribute to Doctor Who on their 50th Anniversary. Very excited over the new material from Chameleons Vox, Temples, Maxïmo Park, Iva G Moskovich, Casual Sex, Paradise and Young Knives in the LP Session.

Saturday, November 30 is St. Andrew's Day. St. Andrew is the patron saint of Scotland. To join in the day long festivities of a nation and it's glorious people, Cowboys & Indies will dedicate an entire show to the indie/alternative musical history of Scotland. Tune in on Saturday, November 30 at 10pm on CJAM 99.1FM for 2 1/2 hours of Scottish musical treasures. After all, if it's no Scottish it's crap!

the timelords - doctorin' the tardis
mansun - witness to a murder (part two) feat tom baker
culture club - starman
the chameleons vox - sycophants
bastille - of the night
paradise - i can feel your love
the courteeners - are you in love with a notion?
temples - mesmerise
neils children - the highs and lows
vision fortune - basic ways to crack a whip
rosie lowe - me and your ghost
kwes - broke
beady eye - soul love
jake bugg - slumville sunrise
the rifles - minute mile
the bordellos - ronco revival sound
lp session - young knives "sick octave"
the young knives - owls of athens
the young knives - bella bella
the young knives - bed warmer
casual sex - bastard beat
wire - love bends
maxïmo park - brain cells
vuvuvultures - epurrar/pixar
iva g moskovich - for your love
woman's hour - darkest place
david bowie - atomica
joanna gruesome - tugboat (galaxie 500 cover)
exit calm - promise
calories - mausoleum
little boots - broken record (nocturnal version)

Wanna listen?
Part One
Part Two

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Absence Of The Noise! Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 16/13

Lily takes aim again! Go Lily! I get the point of the subject matter, she never backs down and good for her. People need to concentrate on the message and a little less on the delivery method. But then again people will always find some reason to bitch!

white lies - i would die 4 u
david bowie - friday on my mind
toy - endlessly
rose elinor dougall - future vanishes
veronica falls - need you around
chad valley - real time
telegram - follow
alfa 9 - el morocco
the strypes - c.c. rider (live)
johnny marr - generate! generate!
edwyn collins - love's been good to me
grace jones - she's lost control
bananarama - na na hey hey (kiss him goodbye) na (dub) hey
dubblestandart - i got to live & love feat caron wheeler
mad professor - john peel dub (peel session)
lp session - los campesinos! "no blues"
los campesinos! - for flotsam
los campesinos! - cemetery gaits
los campesinos! - glue me
psapp - wet salt
superfood - melting
roman remains - this stone is starting to bleed
formes - absence of the noise
backyards - underbank hall
the kvb - run away
morrissey - satellite of love (live)
dreadzone - too late feat mick jones
breton - envy
gorillaz - whirlwind (plastic beach session)
no ceremony/// - lstldr
metronomy - i'm aquarius
metronomy - the bay
candy says - lord's mistake

What you need to listen in!
Part One
Part Two

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Garage Recordings! Show tracks for Sat. Nov. 9/13

Business as usual this week. After 2 weeks of Halloween tracks, Velvet Underground covers and a pledge drive, we get back to basics this week. Loads of new tracks have been stockpiling over the last two weeks. No way I'll get to them all. But there's always next week.
Thanks to everyone who contributed to the pledge drive this year. The station managed to raise over $20,000 and there are still some late pledges coming in. You can still pledge if you haven't and want to. If you did, CJAM thanks you!

the invisible - surrender
jessie ware - love thy will be done
the rifles - minute mile
the heartbreaks - ¡no pasarán!
david bowie - god bless the girl
bombay bicycle club - carry me
snowbird - porcelain
mogwai - remurdered
young knives - we could be blood
you say party - the misunderstanding (omd cover)
ebony bones - what difference does it make? (ft. the new london children's choir)
the hics - tangle
reeves & mortimer - brian eno & rick wakeman pt.1
denim - here is my song for europe
is tropical - dancing anymore
lp session - black hearted brother "stars are our home"
black hearted brother - ufo
black hearted brother - take heart
black hearted brother - i'm back
peace - wraith
veronica falls - nobody there
man without country - claymation
paradise - stars shine bright
candy says - dreamers
the fauns - seven hours
the big pink - stay gold (for clara)
circa waves - get away
jubilee courts - room with a view
mazes - hayfever wristband
grass house - of haste and art
grass house - tasteless but taciturn
b.e.f. feat. glenn gregory - perfect day
reeves & mortimer - brian eno & rick wakeman pt.2

Once again or for the first time!
Part One
Part Two

Saturday, November 2, 2013

All Tomorrow's Parties! Pledge Drive show tracks for Sat. Nov. 2/13

Another one bites the dust as they say. The pledge drive show is in the can for another year. Thanks to Clara for sitting in with me. Clara rocks and she made the time fly by. I hope she enjoyed the show. Thanks to Sarah for helping on those busy pledge phone lines. Most importantly thanks to Andrew, Sharon, Adrian and Roger for their generous donation to the cause. Also, to everyone who may have pledged online, I don't have your names or I would have mentioned you as well.
There is still plenty of time to pledge. Surfing on into the station's website you can pay by credit card through Paypal. Use this link here; Pledge 2013! Or tune into any of the fine programming still to come thus week.

We took care of a little business in opening the show. Featuring James Blake from his 2013 Mercury Prize winning album Overgrown. Then we got into the musical theme for this year's pledge drive show which was the music of Lou Reed & The Velvet Underground. Done in the British indie/alternative style by featuring cover versions of some of your fave VU tracks by your fave British artists.
A little less music featured because of the increased voice time on air. But I think we managed to hit all the best tracks.
Back to regular business next week with 2 weeks worth of new releases.

james blake - to the last
lou reed - satellite of love
duran duran - perfect day
spaceman 3 - ode to street hassle
ride - new age
david bowie - waiting for the man (bbc session)
the dylans - who loves the sun
james - sunday morning
japan - all tomorrow's parties
the wedding present - she's my best friend
the primitives - i'll be your mirror
the hot rats - i can't stand it
chapterhouse - lady godiva's operation
the telescopes - candy says
echo & the bunnymen - foggy notion
hurrah! - sweet jane
simple minds - street hassle
teenage fanclub - femme fatale
strawberry switchblade - sunday morning

Want to hear it again or for the first time?
Part One
Part Two

Friday, November 1, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for October 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. FOLLY (LP) ... Kitchens Of Distinction (3 Loop Music)
2. GLOW & BEHOLD (LP) ... Yuck (Virgin EMI/Mercury)
3. BLUSH EP ... Wolf Alice (Chess Club)
4. I CAN'T LOOK AFTER YOU / SHE'S AWAY ... Temple Songs (RIP Management)
5. CUT THE GRASS ... Cheatahs (Wichita)
6. DON'T YOU WANT TO BE MINE? ... The History Of Apple Pie (Marshall Teller)
7. THE FUTURE ISN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE (LP) ... Exit Calm (Club AC30)
8. JACLYN ... Jingo (yr mums 1)
9. WE NEED MEDICINE (LP) ... The Fratellis (BMG)
10. THE SEA EP ... Fanfarlo (New World)
11. CITY FORGIVENESS (LP) ... The Wave Pictures (Moshi Moshi)
12. THUNDER LIZARD REVISITED EP ... The Wytches (Hate Hate Hate)
13. RUN AWAY ... The KVB (Ample Play)
14. TRAVEL WILD - TRAVEL FREE (LP) ... Steve Cradock (Proper Records)
15. SHAPESHIFTER ... Elephant (Memphis Industries)
16. WE WERE HERE (LP) ... Turin Brakes (Cooking Vinyl)
17. LET'S GO FLY A KITE ... Big Sister (Crocodile)
18. COSMO EP ... Cosmo (Polydor)
19. CRYSTAL ... As Elephants Are (Once Upon A Time Records)
20. HEAD UP HIGH (LP) ... Morcheeba ([PIAS] Recordings)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for October 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Live At The Witch Trials! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 26/13

Tonight's show was a fortunate accident. During the week while putting the show together I noticed that some of the new releases had some loose Halloween themes to them. So I figured what the hell, a Halloween show. I wasn't going to bother since it was so far into next week. But I took notice of the happy coincidences and obliged. Outside of a couple new releases, a LP Session and the opening set featuring tracks from my trip to Toronto this week, all tracks had a Halloween theme.
The show opened with some Simple Minds and Bowie tracks who I saw in Toronto this week. Simple Minds played at Massey Hall on Tuesday night and were really great despite not playing Up On The Catwalk, which annoyed a friend of mine. They played the song I opened the show with which according to another friend who has seen them 20 times said he has never seen them play it live. So I didn't mind the Catwalk omission.
The David Bowie Is exhibit at the AGO was quite good. Some really interesting pieces that would pique the interest of even a marginal Bowie fan. If you get the chance to catch in the next month before it closes do yourself a favour. It's well worth the investment of time and money. Maybe I'll get lucky and catch it again before the end of November.
Next week's show will be the Live Pledge Drive 2013 show. I hope you can listen live and call in with a donation for your favourite campus/community station CJAM 99.1FM! If not please use this link to donate safely and securely online anytime. Donate to CJAM!

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simple minds - this fear of gods
david bowie - boys keep swinging
david bowie - the laughing gnome
the automatic - monster
male bonding - pumpkin
the fall - live at the witch trials
the fall - frightened
fear of men - spirit house
the heartbreaks - ¡no pasarán!
little green cars - witching hour
british sea power - monsters of sunderland
japan - halloween
marc almond - the devil (okay)(le diable)
the rifles - heebie jeebies
the relays - you invented horror
traams - demons
poly styrene - ghoulish
lp session - the wave pictures "city forgiveness"
the wave pictures - all my friends
the wave pictures - better to have loved
the wave pictures - lisbon
the fratellis - halloween blues
kirsty maccoll - halloween
brian poole & the tremeloes - i want candy
them - i'm your witchdoctor
tom jones - witch queen of new orleans (remix)
the mekons - ghosts of american astronauts
the specials - ghost town (live)
the dead 60s - ghostfaced killer
the horrors - jack the ripper
siouxsie & the banshees - candyman
sidi bou said - goblin market
bauhaus - spirit
veronica falls - found love in a graveyard
the music - ghost hands
chapel club - scared

Don't be scared, if you missed the show you can download it here!
Part One
Part Two

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Rock 'N' Roll Will Break Your Heart! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 19/13

For the last few weeks I've been letting the music do the talking. But it's that time of year, pledge drive time. One week every year the volunteers hit he airwaves and ask for the listeners financial support. This is the 30th anniversary of CJAM hitting the FM airwaves. The plans for another power increase are taking shape. But that takes a huge amount of money. That's where the listeners come in. Dig deep and support your local campus/community radio station. Every amount helps, whether you can afford a large donation or a small one. It all goes to same cause keeping CJAM your home of non-commercial music and spoken word programming. It all starts on November 1st, with this shows pledge drive episode airing on November 2nd. But you don't have to wait until then to donate. Go to right now to donate safely and discreetly via Paypal. Tell them Cowboys & Indies sent you. CJAM thanks you for your support.

hurts - somebody to die for
yuck - glow & behold
cheatahs - cut the grass
temple songs - she's away
the savage nomads - jaded edges
the fratellis - rock 'n' roll will break your heart
rose elinor dougall - poison ivy
toy - join the dots
astral pattern - sitting in the sun
thomas cohen - honeymoon
jungle - the heat
yumi & the weather - all we can
lionface - beast
adrian sherwood & pinch - music killer
ub40 - blue eyes crying in the rain
lp session - kitchens of distinction "folly"
kitchens of distinction - extravagance
kitchens of distinction - wolves / crows
kitchens of distinction - tiny moments, tiny omens
black hearted brother - (i don't mean to) wonder
kobadelta - ritual (time flies)
jubilee courts - room with a view
b-movie - so far away
paradise - stars shine bright
as elephants are - crystal
fanfarlo - the sea
lola colt - jackson
september girls - ships
bright young people - liberties
the wytches - thunder lizard revisited
paul orwell - let me catch my breath

Oops almost forgot these!
Part One
Part Two

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The race is on!

CJAM Pledge Drive 2013 is here!! The race is on! We are approaching the starting line. The finish line is $30,000. Help us reach the finish line. You, the listeners, are the pit crew. Everything you do helps us win the race. You don't have to wait until the green light on November 1st, you can donate now. Message me with your details and pledge and I will take it from there. Or go to to donate online. Tell them Cowboys & Indies sent you.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Like Dylan In The Movies! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 12/13

white lies - be your man
editors - bird of prey
prefab sprout - the best jewel thief in the world
belle & sebastian - like dylan in the movies
peggy sue - idle
mt. wolf - midnight shallows
the history of apple pie - don't you want to be mine?
the feeling - rescue
babypink - petrichor
telegram - follow
breton - got well soon
nypc (new young pony club) - things like you
attu - don't sleep
troumaca - layou
cosmo - yalla
lp session - the fratellis "we need medicine"
the fratellis - halloween blues
the fratellis - shotgun shoes
the fratellis - jeannie nitro
the crookes - honey
revere - i won't blame you
the spook school - i'll be honest
the wolfhounds - divide and fall
julian cope - the greatness & perfection of love
novella - follow
star slinger - free
gorillaz - whirlwind (plastic beach session)
the 45s - it ain't over
paul orwell - little reason
the death of pop - tasteless
the ramona flowers - brighter
so sexual - dear sweetheart
kitchens of distinction - japan to jupiter

Download for free!
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Sunday, October 6, 2013

Everybody Knows That Daddy's On Time! Show tracks for Sat. Oct. 5/13

temples - keep in the dark
kobadelta - when it rains it pours
b-movie - echoes
(we write) letters - the lion's share
the twang - the wobble
blessa - between times
the wombats - your body is a weapon
the 1975 - pressure
cats on the beach - my heart is in the sea
casual sex - nothing on earth
david bowie - right
lulu james - the sweetest thing
morcheeba - face of danger
houdini dax - our boy billy
the boomtown rats - like clockwork
yuck - out of time
yuck - somewhere
yuck - how does it feel
steve cradock - sheer inertia
fanfarlo - myth of myself (a ruse to exploit our weaknesses)
man without country - catfish
arthur beatrice - grand union
paris angels - perfume (all on you)
elephant - shapeshifter
swing out sister - closer than the sun
jingo - jaclyn
letters to fiesta - vampires
big sister - let's go fly a kite
the kvb - run away
telescopes - held (edit)

To listen again or for the first time!
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for September 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. GRIN (LP) ... Traams (FatCat Records)
2. AM (LP) ... Arctic Monkeys (Domino)
3. NERVE ENDINGS ... Eagulls (Partisan Records)
4. REWIND THE FILM (LP) ... Manic Street Preachers (Columbia)
5. THE BONES OF WHAT YOU BELIEVE (LP) ... Chvrches (Virgin)
6. KEEP IN THE DARK ... Temples (Heavenly Recordings)
7. I WAS A STREETLIGHT ... Grass House (Marshall Teller)
8. LATER...WHEN THE TV TURNS TO STATIC (LP) ... Glasvegas (Go Wow Records/BMG)
9. SHIPS TO SINK ... Adding Machine (Adding Machine)
10. WEIRD SISTER (LP) ... Joanna Gruesome (Fortuna Pop!/Slumberland)
11. THE BRIGHTEST LIGHT (LP) ... The Mission (Oblivion)
12. SUMMER CAMP (LP) ... Summer Camp (Moshi Moshi)
13. RITUAL (TIME FLIES) ... Kobadelta (self-released)
14. SEQUEL TO THE PREQUEL (LP) ... Babyshambles (WM UK/Parlophone)
15. AVENUE GIRLS ... Comet Gain (WIAIWYA-7777777 2013 Series)
16. NO CEREMONY (LP) ... No Ceremony/// (NOC///)
17. FRIEND ... Baby Strange (Chess Club)
18. IF YOU WAIT (LP) ... London Grammar (Metal & Dust Recordings)
19. LOOM ... Sky Larkin (Wichita)
20. THE 1975 (LP) ... The 1975 (Dirty Hit Records/Polydor)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for September 2013

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Mad Sounds! Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 28/13

pet shop boys - being boring
simple minds - the kick inside of me
steve cradock - i am the sea
turin brakes - guess you heard
the fratellis - this old ghost town
manic street preachers - as holy as the soil (that buries your skin)
black hearted brother - this is how it feels
exit calm - holy war
sand - clay
no ceremony/// - heavyhour
spc eco - equestrian heels
london grammar - nightcall
the boomtown rats - banana republic
lp session - traams "grin"
traams - swimming pool
traams - hands
traams - klaus
hookworms - in our time
joanna gruesome - sugarcrush
joanna gruesome - candy
the wytches - she's so far out
glasvegas - secret truth
arctic monkeys - mad sounds
elvis costello & the roots - tripwire
king krule - easy easy
yuck - memorial fields
cosmo - neon citied sea
whales in cubicles - wax and feathers
wedding present - two bridges
high hazels - hearts are breaking
letters to fiesta - tears apart
adding machine - ships to sink

What? You missed the show? Fear not, use these!
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Sunday, September 22, 2013

Back To Boomtown! Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 21/13

chas jankel - magic of music
lee thompson ska orchestra - mission impossible
the boomtown rats - the boomtown rats
the boomtown rats - back to boomtown
paul haig - uw2b
family fodder - savior faire (2013 version)
the mission - everything but the squeal
new model army - march in september
telegram - follow
wolf alice - blush
elvis costello & the roots - refuse to be saved
morcheeba - gimme your love
lulu james - sweetest thing
lp session - chvrches "the bones of what you believe"
chvrches - tether
chvrches - night sky
chvrches - science/visions
soft cell - memorabilia
fiction factory - ghost of love
mt. wolf - midnight shallows
young rebel set - the lash of the whip
the would be's - beautiful mess
world of twist - sons of the stage
outfit - elephant days
spc eco - fallen stars
curve - superblaster
summer camp - the end
dubstar - not so manic now
joanna gruesome - secret surprise
eagulls - nerve endings
grass house - i was a streetlight

Missed it?
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Sunday, September 15, 2013

The Day The World Turned Day-glo! Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 14/13

So the big news of the week was the Mercury Music Prize shortlist announcement. As has been the custom in the last bunch of years we profile the artists that were nominated. Actually, all but 2 of them have been played on the show before. Days after the announcement the controversy started with My Bloody Valentine feeling "banned" from the proceedings. It turns out their album was far too independent and they didn't meet the minimum requirements to be considered. I wonder if this will be the spark to change the requirements to allow more independent artists/albums.
We lead into the profile of all 12 nominated artists with last year's winner.
As if that wasn't enough there was still time for new music from Wedding Present, Comet Gain, Summer Camp and Manic Street Preachers in the LP Session.
What more could you ask more, except less talking from me! More Rawk, Less Talk!

travis - warning sign
alt-j ∆ - dissolve me
villagers - the bell
jon hopkins - abandon window
savages - shut up
jake bugg - trouble town
laura mvula - sing to the moon
rudimental - right here feat foxes
disclosure - confess to me feat jessie ware
james blake - digital lion
laura marling - where can i go?
foals - out of the woods
arctic monkeys - i want it all
david bowie - (you will) set the world on fire
my bloody valentine - new you
primal scream - tenement kid
stereophonics - been caught cheating
mick hucknall - cry cry cry
lp session - manic street preachers "rewind the film"
manic street preachers - 4 lonely roads
manic street preachers - 3 ways to see despair
manic street preachers - 30 year war
wedding present - two bridges
comet gain - avenue girls
kobadelta - underestimation
summer camp - keep falling
summer camp - i got you
hush! - cruel
baby strange - never enough
theo verney - count it up
yuck - age of consent
sky larkin - the day the world turned day-glo
woman's hour - darkest place

If you missed it, these might help!
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Sunday, September 8, 2013

Hear It In The Night! Show tracks for Sat. Sept. 7/13

Back to school can only mean one thing, loads of new music of course...what were you thinking of? Tonight we feature new albums from Babyshambles, Glasvegas, UB40, No Ceremony/// with Arctic Monkeys in the LP Session. I haven't even mentioned the new singles yet. Can U dig it?
Welcome back students of all ages and grades! We open with our traditional welcome back song just for you.

the fall - hey! student
roman holliday - hear it in the night
los campesinos! - what death leaves behind
travis - reminder
lost ghosts - summer nothing
reuben holebon - faces
the 101ers - keys to your heart
babyshambles - farmer's daughter
babyshambles -
ub40 - i did what i did
dreadzone feat mick jones - too late
mark stewart - letter (full of tears) feat keith levine
jessie ware - imagine it was us
cooly g - he said i said
mick hucknall - the girl that radiates charm
the easybeats - friday on my mind [request]
lp session - arctic monkeys "am"
arctic monkeys - arabella
arctic monkeys - fireside
arctic monkeys - knee socks
king krule - foreign 2
the strypes - mystery man
glasvegas - youngblood
glasvegas - finished sympathy
black swan lane - stranger
clear - america
sonic hearts foundation - usa
whistlejack - march hare
adding machine - ships to sink
splashh - feels like you
no ceremony/// - warsongs
no ceremony/// - deliverus
london grammar - strong

Hear it again or for the first time!
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for August 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. MELODY CALLING EP ... The Vaccines (Columbia)
2. JAPAN TO JUPITER ... Kitchens Of Distinction (Cherry Red)
3. DOOR TO SUMMER ... Paris Angels (Stereokill Recordings)
5. TANGLE EP ... The Shinies (Dirty Bingo Records)
6. FACE LIKE A SKULL ... Drenge (Infectious)
7. WHERE THE HEAVEN ARE WE (LP) ... Swim Deep (RCA/Sony)
8. PUSH/PULL (LP) ... Vuvuvultures (Energy Snake)
9. WHERE YOU STAND (LP) ... Travis (Red Telephone Box)
10. THE BENEVOLENCE OF SISTER MARY IGNATIUS (LP) ... Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra (Axe Attack)
11. BIG TV (LP) ... White Lies (Polydor)
12. PART OF ME ... No Ceremony/// (NOC///)
13. COMFORT (LP) ... Maya Jane Coles (I/AM/ME)
14. PERFORMANCE (LP) ... Outfit (Double Denim)
15. UNSTOPPABLE ... Lizzy & The Yes Men (100m Records)
16. VICTORIA ... Model Railway Exhibition (Forward Defensive)
17. LOVE YOUR DUM AND MAD (LP) ... Nadine Shah (Apollo Records)
18. SONGS FOR OTHERS EP ... Unkle Bob (Justme)
19. WHIRLPOOL (LP) ... A Grave With No Name (Stare Records)
20. JUST KIDS ... F.U.R.S (F.U.R.S)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for August 2013

Sunday, September 1, 2013

New Dawn Fades! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 31/13

So the big announcement was the free ticket for Peter Hook & The Light performing in Detroit. Did the hint give it away, "artist of the highest order", get it...New Order, Peter was in New Order. Oh well, it seemed like a pretty cool way to handle Enjoy the concert!
Other than that it was business as usual. I saved all the new singles until next week but did feature Money in the LP Session. For good measure threw in two tracks from King Krule's new album as well.
Hope you enjoyed the show. As always links to download the show are at the bottom of the page.

the vaccines - melody calling
swim deep - francisco
kitchens of distinction - japan to jupiter
toy & natasha khan - the bride
rose elinor dougall - strange warnings
black onassis - brain feat ben gautry
traams - teeth
drenge - face like a skull
exit calm - when they rise
model railway exhibition - victoria
alunageorge - superstar
maya jane coles - dreamer
portishead - the rip
peter hook & the light - new dawn fades feat rowetta
white lies - first time caller
lp session - money "the shadow of heaven"
money - so long (god is dead)
money - letter to yesterday
money - cold water
simple minds - new gold dream (81-82-83-84)
blackfield - sense of insanity
lee thompson ska orchestra - hot reggae
the kinks - all of my friends were there
belle & sebastian - heaven in the afternoon
franz ferdinand - fresh strawberries
is tropical - dancing anymore
king krule - baby blue
king krule - neptune estate
temples - jewel of mine eye
fossil collective - on and on
suede - hit me

Gone for the long weekend, don't worry you can still get the show here!
Part One
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Sunday, August 25, 2013

Unbreak My Mixtape! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 24/13

Major news! Next week we will reveal a special treat for our listeners. You have to tune in next Saturday night and all will be revealed. The only hint I will give is that if you are lucky you can enjoy the evening watching a British artist of the highest order.
Hope you enjoyed the show!

vuvuvultures - death of us all
sunshine underground - it is only you
the mission - sometimes the brightest light comes from the darkest place
moscow - down (hell fire)
velocets - tell it to your kids
eagulls - nerve endings
temples - keep in the dark
the crazy world of arthur brown - i put a spell on you
the kaleidoscopes - summer daze
the black tambourines - bodies
mia - unbreak my mixtape
carnivals - yearn
beth rowley - can't stop tomorrow
lulu james - step by step
lp session - franz ferdinand "right thoughts, right words, right action"
franz ferdinand - evil eye
franz ferdinand - bullet
franz ferdinand - brief encounters
elia & the low tears - baby blue
no ceremony - part of me
travis - new shoes
unkle bob - home
camera obscura - break it to you gently
the primitives - carry me home
flowers - until you're dead
the fratellis - seven nights seven days
babyshambles - nothing comes to nothing
two door cinema club - changing of the seasons
blackfield - firefly feat brett anderson
simple minds - chelsea girl
drop out venus - manic constellations
deaf club - april
wolf alice - she
little comets - bayonne
maps - this summer
Hear it!
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Sunday, August 18, 2013

North Country Boy! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 17/13

After hearing the tragic news of Jon Brookes death this past week I decided to feature the music of The Charlatans tonight. The Charlatans may be the only band that is almost the exact age of this show and still recording. We both got our start in 1989/90 and have lasted 20+ years. We played there debut Indian Rope and featured their last lp as well as everything in between. They would definitely be part of the Cowboys & Indies life soundtrack.
RIP Jon.
Our thoughts and prayers to your family, fiends and bandmates. Your legacy will live on in each play of a song featuring your great talent.

the charlatans - sproston green
the charlatans - tremelo song
pistola kicks - friday nights
wolf alice - she
f.u.r.s. - just kids
lizzy & the yes men - unstoppable
the charlatans - jesus hairdo
exit calm - when they rise
tail feather - spellbinder
shinies - vitamins
yuck - middle sea
los porcos - sunshine
leisure - tourist
kwes - 36
only girl - mountain
lp session - travis "where you stand"
travis - moving
travis - warning sign
travis - a different room
the charlatans - blackened blue eyes
the charlatans - here comes the soul saver
outfit - house on fire
no ceremony - part of me
white lies - mother tongue
china crisis - you never see it
vuvuvultures - whatever you will
verve - judas
the charlatans - judas
bomb the bass - wandering star
paris angels - door to summer
the charlatans - north country boy
the charlatans - then (alternate take)

To hear the show again or for the first time!
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Sunday, August 11, 2013

Don't Just Dream In Your Sleep! Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 10/13

So very excited about the new Kitchens Of Distinction song/video. I've put it up here on the blog, hopefully it will stay for a while. Most links to this video seem to disappear. We're just excited about the new material KOD! Plus new music from The Mission, PJ Harvey, White Lies, Fanfarlo, Eugene McGuinness, Model Railway Exhibition and Basement Jaxx. All this and Swim Deep in the LP Session. Hope you enjoyed the show!

savages - strife
primal scream - turn each other inside out
kitchens of distinction - japan to jupiter
the mission - drag
baby strange - friend
palma violets - last of the summer wine
the vaccines - melody calling
viv albertine - little girl in a box
daughter - human
syd barrett - here i go
nadine shah - remember
pj harvey - shaker aamer
basement jaxx - what a difference your love makes
alunageorge - double sixes
maya jane coles - fall from grace feat. catherine pockson
james blake - life round here
lp session - swim deep "where the heaven are we"
swim deep - honey
swim deep - make my sun shine
swim deep - crush (bonus track)
a grave with no name - aurora
tripwires - catherine, i feel sick
model railway exhibition - victoria
the underground youth - rodion
fanfarlo - myth of myself (a ruse to exploit our weaknesses)
white lies - change
eugene mcguinness - fairlight
seabirds - real tears
grass house - i was a street light
kill moon - shine
ancient times - night school
kyte - taipei (all at once)
the polysonic - the sun
anika - yang yang dub

Here ya go!
Part One
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Sunday, August 4, 2013

Why'd You Only Call Me When You're High? Show tracks for Sat. Aug. 3/13

the beta band - dry the rain
doves - pounding
six by seven - change
exit calm - fiction
money - hold me forever
male bonding - the itch
a grave with no name - '73
a grave with no name - streams
ellery james roberts - kerou's lament
hot chip - dark and stormy
paris angels - door to summer
sandie shaw - a girl called johnny
maya jane coles - blame feat. nadine shah
maya jane coles - wait for you feat. tricky
lp session - lee thompson ska orchestra "the benevolence of sister mary ignatius"
lee thompson ska orchestra - bangarang
lee thompson ska orchestra - eastern standard time
lee thompson ska orchestra - soul serenade
the orb & lee scratch perry - africa
arctic monkeys - why'd you only call me when you're high?
rawshank - jaguar
sky larkin - loom
rose elinor dougall - strange warnings
nadine shah - runaway
nadine shah - floating
die mason die - you're lonely
the sundowners - don't come knockin'
teleman - steam train girl
johnny borrell - pan-european supermodel song (oh gina!)
johnny borrell - dahlia allegro
pet shop boys - love is bourgeois construct

Wanna hear the show?
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Friday, August 2, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for July 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. RIGHT ACTION / LOVE ILLUMINATION ... Franz Ferdinand (Domino)
2. DO I WANNA KNOW? ... Arctic Monkeys (Domino)
3. SLOW FOCUS (LP) ... Fuck Buttons (ATP/Recordings)
4. STEAM TRAIN GIRL ... Teleman (Encona Records)
5. BODY MUSIC (LP) ... Alunageorge (Uni/Island)
6. DARK & STORMY ... Hot Chip (Domino)
7. LADDERS EP ... Traams (FatCat Records)
8. COLLIDE EP ... The Polysonic (The Polysonic)
9. CARTER EP ... Arthur Beatrice (Vertigo/Capitol)
10. THE WEIGHT OF YOUR LOVE (LP) ... Editors (Play It Again Sam)
11. FICTION ... Exit Calm (Club AC30)
12. HOLD ME FOREVER ... Money (Bella Union)
13. KEROU'S LAMENT ... Ellery James Roberts (self released)
14. STANDARDS (LP) ... Lloyd Cole (Tapete Records)
15. EASY EASY ... King Krule (XL)
16. WASTING MY YOUNG YEARS ... London Grammar (Metal & Dust Recordings)
17. STEEL BONES ... Vuvuvultures (Energy Snake)
18. VICISSITUDE (LP) ... Maps (Mute Artists)
19. HOLD ON ... Avec Sans (Little World)
20. DON'T COME KNOCKIN' ... The Sundowners (Skeleton Key Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for July 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Nostalgia! Show tracks for Sat. July 27/13

Nostalgia indeed, both literally and generally. Close to half the songs featured tonight were not recent to say the least. Including a whole set of bands who recorded a song called Nostalgia. Still managed to fit in new tracks from The Manics, The Vaccines, Summer Camp, Yuck, Goldfrapp and Alunageorge in the LP Session. Hope you enjoyed the show.

traams - flowers
franz ferdinand - love illumination
the vaccines - everybody's gonna let you down
crushed beaks - feelers
loom - she's not there
hebronix - viral
yuck - rebirth
fallow deer - nostalgia (demo)
the chameleons - nostalgia
david sylvian - nostalgia
the long blondes - nostalgia
buzzcocks - nostalgia
omd - souvenir
china crisis - hanna hanna
roxy music - the main thing
lp session - alunageorge "body music"
alunageorge - outlines
alunageorge - bad idea
alunageorge - lost & found
lee thompson ska orchestra - fu man chu
night moves - long forgotten boy
manic street preachers - show me the wonder
arctic monkeys - 2013
the vitamins - keys to the limousine
the wytches - digsaw
drenge - face like a skull
summer camp - fresh
london grammer - wasting my young years
the crying shames - please stay
lizzy & the yes men - unstoppable
goldfrapp - drew
durutti column - beginning
durutti column - jazz
the woodentops - good thing
the woodentops - (love affair with) modern living (adrian sherwood mix)
the primitives - spacehead
the primitives - crash (1985 demo)

Part One
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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Queen Of The Scene! Show tracks for Sat. July 20/13

"The best laid plans of mice and men often go awry." So the plan last night was to go see OMD at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit. To accomplish that Clara from The Washing Machine here on CJAM graciously agreed to guest host the show. The stars were aligning, or so I thought. The bastard weather here didn't just make my week a living hell but also ruined my weekend plans. Malcolm, the drummer, in OMD succumbed to heat exhaustion in Toronto the night before resulting in a hospital stay. Which then resulted in the cancellation of the rest of the tour. Obviously, we all hope Malcolm makes a speedy and total recovery. The news on OMD's website is saying just that. But disappointment doesn't begin to describe the feelings as you watch months of waiting for the show go up in smoke. There was no point in trying to get to the show, unprepared, and ruining all the hard work Clara had done all week to prep for it. Clara, the queen of the scene, had a blast hosting and I hope you enjoyed listening. Big thanks to Clara & Chris for a great show!

nada surf - if you leave
flash fiktion - science of sleep
the kills - U.R.A. fever
the jam - ghosts
solar twins - rock the casbah
alternative tv - repulsion
squarepusher - full rinse
maximum joy - searching for a feeling
the horrors - who can say
the fauns - cool stuff
the telescopes - spaceships
the avant gardeners - ye 13th son of ramses
billy idol - don't you (forget about me)
alt-j (∆) - matilda
futurecop! - N.A.S.A.
crass - birth control n' rock n' roll
new young pony club - the get go
arthur brown - fire!
the dentists - house the size of mars
aphex twin - we are the music makers
splashh - vacation
siouxsie & the banshees - the double life
tricky - bonnie & clyde
bus station loonies - hops & barley
syd barrett - it is obvious
psychic TV - being lost
chapel club - all the eastern girls
go kart mozart - queen of the scene
dream frequency - feel so real
sham 69 - tell us the truth
stereo MCs - all night long
the grid - swamp thing
citizen fish - home economics
the wombats - let's dance to joy division
culture shock - punks on postcards

To download press play!
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Sunday, July 14, 2013

Didn't I Blow Your Mind This Time! Show tracks for Sat. July 13/13

Next week there will be a special guest host on Cowboys & Indies, as I will getting my 80s dance on at OMD. Clara from The Washing Machine here at CJAM has graciously agreed to fill in for me, even though she wanted to go to the show too. Check out her show blog to see what her regular show is all about here Show her some Saturday love. This way you get a live show instead of a repeat. Thanks so much Clara! And I'll see in 2 weeks!

A mixture of new and old tonight! New Manic Street Preachers, Adam Franklin, King Krule, Vuvuvultures, Black Onassis and Arthur Beatrice. Plus, Maps in the LP Session. Not to mention a couple 80s gems just to perk up your evening. Hope you enjoyed the show.

the polysonic - unstoppable
east india youth - heaven, how long
manic street preachers - rewind the film w/ richard hawley
travis - another guy
parlour flames - never heard of you
lloyd cole - blue like mars
omd - tesla girls [request]
blancmange - waves
b.e.f. - didn't i blow your mind this time feat green gartside
arthur beatrice - vandals
beth rowley - wrethced body
lp session - maps "vicissitude"
maps - a.m.a.
maps - you will find a way
maps - left behind
vuvuvultures - steel bones
black onassis - brain feat ben gautrey
womens murder club - gaze
my bloody valentine - in another way
primal scream - sideman
johnny marr - new town velocity
edwyn collins - 31 years
house of love - low black clouds
beady eye - iz rite
adam franklin & the bolts of melody - boocat leah
king krule - easy easy
oceaán - neéd u
fuck buttons - stalker

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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Swing Out Sisters & Brothers! Show tracks fo Sat. July 6/13

Swing Out Sister made a rare appearance in Detroit this week on Wednesday at Chene Park, Detroit. One of the classiest bands and front ladies around wooed the crowd with hits and more! Such a great night. Hope they return much sooner than later. So we celebrate the great show with a few tracks from various albums that were featured live.
The show almost didn't happen. This computer wasn't being forthcoming with some of the music for tonight's show. After some sweet talking and a few hits with a was averted and the music flowed. That's the thing as more music becomes reliant on machines, the greater chance of problems. Am I being a little too old school again? lol
New music from NYPC, Money, Glasvegas, The Title Sequence, The Duckworth Lewis Method and our friends The Polysonic with Editors in the LP Session.

peace - lovesick
jaws - donut
spectrals - karaoke
the polysonic - collide
giant fang - aqualung
prides - out of the blue
astral pattern - faraway
swing out sister - stone soul picnic
money - hold me forever
pale seas - evil is always one step behind
purple heart parade - the room
swerve - honey dripper
nypc - hard knocks
strangers - sense of liberty
gaps - cascade
swing out sister - la la (means i love you)
lp session - editors "the weight of your love"
editors - honesty
editors - formaldehyde
editors - bird of prey
echotape - spinning
lowline - the howler
glasvegas - if
splashh - need it
big deal - swapping spit
seasfire - oh, lucifer
bastille - bad blood
the duckworth lewis method - line and length
swing out sister - surrender
the title sequence - lovers
about group - walk on by
these new puritans - dream

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for June 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SOLEMN SKIES ... Childhood (House Anxiety)
2. COLOURS TO LIFE ... Temples (Heavenly Recordings)
3. A TON OF LOVE ... Editors (Play It Again Sam)
5. DESIRE LINES (LP) ... Camera Obscura (4AD)
6. AND NOW FOR THE WILD ... Grass House (Marshall Teller Records)
7. I'M LEAVING (LP) ... Is Tropical (Kitsuné)
8. SLOW SUMMITS (LP) ... The Pastels (Domino)
9. HEARTS AND KNIVES (LP) ... Visage (Blitz Club Records)
10. GOOD TOGETHER (LP) ... Chapel Club (Ignition Records)
11. PART OF THE ECHOES ... Embers (Killing Moon Records)
12. WISH TO SCREAM (LP) ... Tribes (Universal-Island)
13. FIELD OF REEDS (LP) ... These New Puritans (Infectious)
14. BROS ... Wolf Alice (Chess Club)
15. JUNE GLOOM (LP) ... Big Deal (Mute)
16. SOB STORY (LP) ... Spectrals (Slumberland)
17. IDIOTS (LP) ... Electric Soft Parade (Helium Records)
18. TURBINES (LP) ... Tunng (Full Time Hobby)
19. CLOUD, CASTLE, _______ EP ... Hey Sholay (Fierce Panda)
20. SPACEHOPPER (LP) ... Tripwires (Frenchkiss Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for June 2013

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Welcome To The Weirdness! Show tracks for Sat. June 29/13

Did you bring your laptop/notepad to the campsite? Then how did you listen? Don't worry if you missed the show you can always scroll down to the bottom and the use the handy links and download it. New music from The Vaccines, Franz Ferdinand, Pet Shop Boys, Young Knives plus so much more. We also have more from WU LYF side projects and Electric Soft Parade in the LP Session. Enjoy your holiday weekend!

them - turn your love light on
ian dury - funky disco (pops)
bryan ferry - fingerpoppin'
franz ferdinand - right action
franz ferdinand - love illumination
jaws - gold
kins - post tropical storm
home school - be cool
kitchens of distinction - come on now
lowline - bury my soul w/nick mccabe
exit calm - the rapture
british sea power - loving animals
avec sans - hold on
hot chip - dark & stormy
the d.o.t. - wherever you may be
disclosure - white noise w/alunageorge
lp session - electric soft parade "idiots"
electric soft parade - idiots
electric soft parade - mr.mitchell
electric soft parade - welcome to the weirdness
lloyd cole - women's studies
the vaccines - melody calling
the sundowners - don't come calling
the dirty rivers - the kid
the amazing snakeheads - testifying time
the spectres - rattle the cage
pet shop boys - vocal
young knives - maureen
lulu james - step by step
los porcos - jesus luvs u baby
ellery james roberts - kerou's lament
temples - sun structures
neon neon - listen to the rainbow
glasvegas - all i want is my baby

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Saturday, June 22, 2013

Summertime In My Heart! Show tracks for Sat. June 22/13

electric soft parade - summertime in my heart
lloyd cole - period piece
the see see - the rain & the snow
temples - colours of life
splashh - all i wanna do
honeyslide - deep architecture
swim deep - king city
white lies - there goes our love again
exit calm - fiction
tripwires - plasticine
embers - part of the echoes (live)
no ceremony/// - feelsolow
luxury - be happy
glass animals - exxus
the blue nile - heatwave
lp session - tunng "turbines"
tunng - by this
tunng - the village
tunng - embers
scritti politti - a little knowledge
arctic monkeys - do i wanna know?
lola colt - i get high if you get high
desperate journalist - cristina
the anecdotes - origami waves
visage - never enough
b.e.f. - every time i see you i go wild w/ kim wilde
b.e.f. - just walk in my shoes w/ sandie shaw
adrian sherwood & pinch - bring me weed
princess - i look around
summer of blood - let's get lost
maze car - genie
femmepop - 1983
spotlight kid - sugar pills

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Sunday, June 16, 2013

Music of Quality and Distinction! Show tracks for Sat. June 15/13

Since my copy of B.E.F. new album Music of Quality and Distinction V3; Dark finally arrived and it is as good as I hoped it was going to be. I couldn't resist playing a bunch of tracks off it tonight. Especially my fave, their tribute to Billy Mackenzie by covering The Associates Party Fears Two. And Glenn hit it out of the park with his rendition. Hope you enjoyed the show.

little green cars - my love took me down to the river to silence me
big deal - call & i'll come
beady eye - i'm just saying
inspiral carpets - she comes in the fall
wonder stuff - steady as you go
miles kane - better than that
b.e.f. - god only knows w/ shingai shoniwa
b.e.f. - didn't i blow your mind this time w/ green gartside
frankie & the heartstrings - that girl, that scene
spectrals - something to cry about
totem terrors - hallo spaceboy
the boxer rebellion - keep moving
tribes - never heard of graceland
propellers - midnight kiss
pigeon detectives - unforgettable
lp session - these new puritans "field of reeds"
these new puritans - v (island song)
these new puritans - organ eternal
boards of canada - new seeds
gold panda - an english house
b.e.f. - party fears two w/ glenn gregory
toy & natasha khan - the bride
neon neon - the jaguar
editors - the weight
the blanche hudson weekend - love is a poison
aztec birds - another sigh for delia
saint agnes - drown me in the river
the night jars - drones
charles howl - surf trem
club smith - beautiful & useless
the family bizarre - freeka
b.e.f. - picture this w/ kate jackson

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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Disco Tryst! Show tracks for Sat. June 8/13

Occasionally the show will take on a totally different direction than I originally planned or thought. Tonight was one of those shows. Technical difficulties prevented me from playing several tracks that I intended. The result was a second half of the show that was done on the fly. Guerilla djing if you will. It all turned out OK in the end. There's always next week to play the stuff that got left out tonight. I still got lots of great new material in for you. New material from Hot Chip, White Lies, Editors, Disclosure, Fuck Buttons, Loom, Gaz Coombes and Chapel Club in the LP Session.
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camera obscura - new year's resolutions
the pastels - summer rain
white lies - getting even
ecstasy - teenage coma
editors - the sting
totem terrors - disco tryst
joy of sex - red rocket
the brute chorus - pennies from heaven
noah & the whale - lifetime
folks - we're all dead
disclosure - latch feat sam smith
disclosure - january feat jamie woon
arthur beatrice - carter (cut) feat elle girardot
bodywork - the grind
bipolar sunshine - rivers
lp session - chapel club "good together"
chapel club - sequins
chapel club - scared
chapel club - fruit machine
hot chip - dark & stormy
gabriel bruce - zoe
earthling brains - you've got nothing left to get off your chest
gaz coombes - one of these days
temple songs - passed caring
love l.u.v. - in my daydreams
loom - acid city king
hella better dancer - sleep (demo)
fuck buttons - the red wing
my electric sky - last great escape
tripwires - shimmer
no middle name - another season
pins - stay true
bleech - not like you
crystal fighters - love natural

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Sunday, June 2, 2013

Magic Of Music! Show tracks for Sat. June 1/13

The show is almost always fun. But it's especially fun when you get to play some of your favourite music. Like current faves from Childhood, Teleman and Drop Out Venus. Throw in new music from These New Puritans, Hey Sholay, The Pastels, The Crookes, Is Tropical and Teardrop Factory. Then as the icing on top, Camera Obscura's classy new album Desire Lines in the LP session. Doesn't get much better, music is magic!

editors - a ton of love
wire - love bends
these new puritans - fragment two
bastille - haunt
wild combination - whole lotta truth
internet forever - white light collision course
prayers † - appear
the pastels - secret music
the pastels - kicking leaves
teleman - steam train girl
childhood - solemn skies
back to the planet - daydream
tricky - bonnie & clyde
brand new heavies - sunlight
lp session - camera obscura "desire lines"
camera obscura - troublemaker
camera obscura - every weekday
camera obscura - break it to you gently
the style council - love pains
hey sholay - wdyrwmtb
grass house - and now for the wild
the watchmakers - before questions became
the crookes - bear's blood
miles kane - you're gonna get it
is tropical - cry
is tropical - yellow teeth
young knives - reproduction
drop out venus - death is screaming
killing joke - wardance
embers - part of the echoes
as elephants are - youth blood
teardrop factory - better company
chas jankel - magic of music

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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for May 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. SILENCE YOURSELF (LP) ... Savages (Matador)
2. MORE LIGHT (LP) ... Primal Scream (1st International)
3. DEATH IS SCREAMING ... Drop Out Venus (
4. STRANGE PLEASURES (LP) ... Still Corners (Sub Pop)
5. FREEKA ... The Family Bizarre (Higuera Records)
6. GOLDMINE ... Big Wave (Art Is Hard Records)
7. NOCTURNES (LP) ... Little Boots (Kobalt/Sony)
8. PARLOUR FLAMES (LP) ... Parlour Flames (Cherry Red Records)
9. WE MET AT SEA (LP) ... Pigeon Detectives (Cooking Vinyl)
10. DIMLY LIT (LP) ... Neils Children (Boudoir Moderne Records)
11. SHY ... Chapel Club (Ignition Records)
12. HOSTEL EP ... East India Youth (The Quietus Phonographic Coorperation)
13. PURE EVIL ... Baby Strange (Genepool Records)
14. WAKING UP DEAD ... Eyes On Film (Mi7 Records)
15. SHAMELESS FASHION ... Visage (Blitz Club/Control Room)
16. SHE CHANGES THE WEATHER ... Swim Deep (RCA/Sony)
17. HEART OF NOWHERE (LP) ... Noah & The Whale (Universal)
18. ST. ... Holy Esque (Beyond The Frequency)
19. LOVE SONGS PT.1 EP ... Romare (Black Acre)
20. IT IS ONLY YOU ... The Sunshine Underground (Bandcamp)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for May 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

You Don't Take Me Dancing Anymore! Show tracks for Sat. May 25/13

With the BPMs being cranked out in Detroit with MEMF, we did the same on Cowboys & Indies tonight. It wasn't all electronic all night but there was electronic and electronic influenced acts featured for most of the show. Minus Parlour Flames in the LP Session and a few others. New music from Visage, Is Tropical, plus Little Boots, AlunaGeorge, Charli XCX and Pet Shop Boys. PSB announced their stop in Windsor at The Casino in September. This is going to be one hot ticket!

public service broadcasting - the now generation
pet shop boys - axis
stay + - you hate me feat. cooly g
is tropical - dancing anymore
omd - dresden
soft cell - say hello, wave goodbye
visage - she's electric (coming around)
visage - lost in static
karl hyde - the boy with the jigsaw puzzle fingers
underworld - born slippy/nuxx (darren price mix)
alunageorge - you know you like it
chvrches - the mother we share
charli xcx - take my hand
lp session - parlour flames "parlour flames"
parlour flames - sunday afternoon
parlour flames - i'm in a band
parlour flames - lonely girls & horses
big wave - gold mine
frightened rabbit - backyard skulls
savages - no face
colour of bone - low mode
the prodigy - voodoo people
british electric foundation - i wanna be your dog feat. boy george
808 state - pacific 707
happy mondays - loose fit (12" version)
little boots - broken record
primal scream - 2013 (andrew weatherall dub mix)
neon neon - dr. zhivago
gorillaz - rock the house
basement jaxx - jus 1 kiss

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Saturday, May 18, 2013

Strange Pleasures! Show tracks for Sat. May 18/13

Something for the weekend! Hellhound Howl moves to Saturday nights from 8pm-10pm, right in front of yours truly. Nothing better than to start the show with a great lead in. Show Benny some love Saturday nighters!

If anyone couldn't get away for the long weekend Cowboys & Indies was on the air tonight for you! We featured Still Corners in the LP Session. Plus new music from Camera Obscura, Temples, Big Deal, Chapel Club, Spectrals and Tribes. Plus old faves from Visage, Suede and Wire.
Download Camera Obscura ‘Fifth In The Line To The Throne’ here or stream below.

New album news! Franz Ferdinand announced their new album this week. Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, the fourth studio album, will be released by Domino on 26th August 2013 (UK).

the verve - she's a superstar (edit)
hookworms - preservation
camera obscura - fifth in line to the throne
big deal - dream machines
spectrals - a heartbeat behind
travis - another guy
franz ferdinand - walk away
suede - killing of a flash boy
visage - moon over moscow
chapel club - shy
the d.o.t. - most of my time
mount kimbie - you took your time feat. king krule
primal scream - elimination blues
lp session - still corners "strange pleasures"
still corners - the trip
still corners - future age
still corners - beat city
wire - drill
temples - colours to life
toy - lose my way
the horrors - endless blue
maps - i heard them say
tribes - how the other half live
corduroy - crossfire
blow monkeys - forbidden fruit
sunshine underground - is it only you
boxer rebellion - diamonds
baby strange - pure evil
wolf alice - every cloud
glasvegas - i'd rather be dead (than be with you)
drenge - backwaters
heavy waves - edward

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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Spread Your Love! Show tracks for Sat. May 11/13

Argh! I sees spots! Thousands of spots! BRMC sure do love strobe lights. Like a million little flash bulbs going off over and over. Not as much smoke as I thought there would be though. Great show last night at St. Andrew's Hall in Detroit. They opened with a cover of The Call's Let The Day Begin. Touched on all the hits. Always a fave to see live.

Tonight we featured Primal Scream's album of the year contender in the LP Session. Also tonight new music from Noah & The Whale, Editors, Little Boots, Pigeon Detectives and another Damon Albarn production. Finally made time to get Parlour Flames on. One of my new faves, with my fave on repeat being the new Childhood single Solemn Skies. The Family Bizarre, Little Boots and East India Youth had my rump shaking in the studio tonight! So much great music and so little time to feature it all for you weekly. If you want to hear anything, want an album featured, etc message me or comment and I will try my best to get it on for you.
HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY to all the amazing mother's out there! Without you we are all nothing. Spread your love mom's, this crazy world needs you more than ever.

black rebel motorcycle club - spread your love
british sea power - spring has sprung
parlour flames - manchester rain
childhood - solemn skies
yurs - i'm allowed
big wave - gw bridge
jake bugg - kentucky
editors - a ton of love
eyes on film - waking up dead
pigeon detectives - i won't come back
pigeon detectives - no state to drive
the child of lov - one day feat. damon albarn
tricky - tribal drums feat. francesca belmonte
alice russell - let go (breakdown)
the piglets - johnny reggae
lp session - primal scream "more light"
primal scream - river of pain
primal scream - hit void
primal scream - tenement kid
primal scream - turn each other inside out
drop out venus - death is screaming
savages - waiting for a sign
daughter - human
dark horses - no dice
the family bizarre - freeka
little boots - shake
east india youth - heaven, how long
blindness - last one dies
chapel club - sleep alone
noah & the whale - all through the night
noah & the whale - silver & gold
teleman - steam train girl
money - bluebell fields

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

We Make Pop Music For People Who Don't Like People! Show tracks for Sat. May 4/13

The wait is over! That means 3 different things here at Cowboys & Indies. Firstly, I'm an Uncle again (well sort as Scott & Claire welcome their little man this past week. Mother and baby are home and doing fine. Congrats! Secondly, he arrives just as they move house. How's that for a busy weekend!
So we open the show with a couple tribute tracks to Scott's gloriously busy week.
Thirdly, The Savages debut album is here and in the LP Session. And it's well worth the wait. And so is the show. Hope you enjoy it!

the fall - my new house
fossil collective - brother
palma violets - california sun
the vaccines - wetsuit (the grove 2009 demo)
childhood - solemn skies
django django - life's a beach (steve mason's priests of sound remix)
neil's children - edward the confessor
neil's children - warm wave
silver shields - voodoo summer
holy esque - st.
elia & the low tears - sweet lies
the blow monkeys - icarus in flames
style council - big boss groove
lp session - savages "silence yourself"
savages - i am here
savages - strife
savages - no face
esben & the witch - slow wave
visage - shameless fashion
omd - our system
prides - out of the blue
simple minds - blood diamonds
los porcos - do you wanna live?
egyptian hip hop - tobago
hebronix - unreal
fire island pines - midwest
bruce foxton - don't waste my time
daytona lights - don't know who you are
the liberty vessels - youth
art brut - arizona bay
art brut - we make pop music
disclosure - you & me feat eliza doolittle
bibio - you (fade out)

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Monthly Indiessential chart for April 2013

The Best Of The British Indie/Alternative Scene

1. STROH 80 ... Casual Sex (Moshi Moshi Singles Club)
2. DO IT AGAIN ... Camera Obscura (4AD)
3. CHECK MY HEART ... The Pastels (Domino)
4. MACHINERIES OF JOY (LP) ... British Sea Power (Rough Trade)
5. IN LOVE (LP) ... Peace (Columbia)
6. UNDERSTATED (LP) ... Edwyn Collins (AED)
7. BROTHER, YOU MUST WALK YOUR PATH ALONE ... Electric Soft Parade (Helium Records)
8. TRUST YOU ... Neil's Children (Boudoir Moderne)
9. FEELS LIKE A NEW MORNING (LP) ... The Blow Monkeys (Cherry Red)
10. CHANGE BECOMES US (LP) ... Wire (Pinkflag)
11. SHE PAINTS WORDS IN RED (LP) ... The House Of Love (Cherry Red)
12. FAITH & VIOLENCE EP ... Father Sculptor (Ixhispana)
13. IMMATERIAL VISIONS (LP) ... The KVB (Cititrax)
14. SLEEP MY DREAMS AWAY ... The Liberty Vessels (free download)
15. ENGLISH ELECTRIC (LP) ... Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (100% Records)
16. OVERGROWN (LP) ... James Blake (Polydor)
17. TELL WHERE I LIE (LP) ... Fossil Collective (Dirty Hit)
18. OUR JAZZ (LP) ... Spare Snare (Chute Records)
19. CHORO (LP) ... Bromheads (self released)
20. SEABED (LP) ... Vondelpark (R&S Records)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for April 2013

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Indiessential chart for Record Store Day 2013

The Best Of Record Store Day UK 2013 Releases

1. AFTER YOU ... Pulp (Rough Trade)
2. SLAVE TO THE ATYPICAL RHYTHM ... Dutch Uncles (Memphis Industries)
3. I WANT YOU / CITY SLANG ... Primal Scream (Record Store Day Exclusive)
4. FACTS ARE RIGHT ... British Sea Power (Rough Trade)
5. FIX YOUR SMILE ... Inspiral Carpets (Republic of Music)
6. I'D RATHER BE DEAD (THAN BE WITH YOU) ... Glasvegas (Go Wow Records)
7. WHAT ARE YOU DOING, FOOL? ... Edwyn Collins & The Heartbreaks (AED)
8. FLAME-OUT! / THE OLDE ORIGINAL ... Paul Weller (Virgin/Solid Bond Productions)
9. BARRIERS / ANIMAL NITRATE ... Suede (Suede Ltd.)
10. HI DJINX! DJANGO DJANGO REMIXED (2LP) ... Django Django (Because Music)
11. 0898 / WELCOME TO THE MACHINE ... Beak> (Invada)
12. A MINUTE'S SILENCE ... The Joy Formidable (Atlantic)
13. SIR WILLIAM WRAY ... The Fall (Cherry Red)
14. GOOD TOGETHER ALBUM SAMPLER ... Chapel Club (Ignition)
15. CALIFORNIA DAZE ... Peace (Son)
16. CAUGHT IN MIDSTREAM ... Vic Godard & Subway Sect (AED)
17. AROO ... King Midas Sound (Ninja Tune)
18. MANCHESTER RAIN ... Parlour Flames (Cherry Red)
19. BLUE COLLAR JANE ... The Strypes (Mercury)
20. SHEEP ... The Twang (Jump The Cut)

Compiled from playlists, listener requests and dj input for April 2013